This research has demonstrated the fundamental importance of a good start in life. In order to translate this knowledge from research into policy and practice, I work on the national and international level advocating for investments in a good start in life. I strongly believe such investments will accelerate progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
By teaching students, professionals and (future) parents I share knowledge and increase awareness about the fundamental importance of a good start in life. Ultimately, my goal is to contribute to giving each child the best possible start in life to allow it to develop to its full potential in order to create a healthier more equal future for all.
What are the consequences of exposures in early life?
Which interventions and policies are effective in optimizing individuals’ chances of developing to their full potential.
How to optimally communicate this knowledge to stakeholders (future parents, professionals and policymakers).
The importance of a good start in life for human health and wellbeing.
Why gender equality is essential for achieving a good start in life
How investments in early life will help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Therefore, teaching is an essential part of my mission to increase awareness about the importance of a good start in life to the following groups:current and future children, students, parents and professionals
• Current and future children
Prof. Dr. Tessa Roseboom
Amsterdam University Medical Centres, location AMC
1105 AZ Amsterdam
Website (Dutch): To what extent do unplanned pregnancies affect the well-being of parents and children?
Dutch famine study: What are the effects of prenatal famine exposure?
WOMB project: Does lifestyle support improve maternal and child health?
Does induction of labour affect child development and health?
Healthy Generation: What are the needs and motivations of parents (to be) to give their child the best possible start in life?
Does hyperemesis gravidarum affect maternal and child health?
Project: DOHaD and SDGs: Moving towards Early Implementation.
Studies into long term consequences of hyperemesis gravidarum. (Dutch)
The important role of fathers in the first 1000 days of life.
Advocating for a good start at Eva Jinek's talkshow on national TV (NPO).
Animation demonstrating the wonders of the first 1000 days.
First 1000 days crucial for rest of life. Editorial TV item on RTL Nieuws (Dutch).
Campaign to support parents in the first 1000 days
National coalition: Ambassadors of a good start.
Dutch government program 'Kansrijke Start' (Promising Start).
Proposed Ministry of Healthy Generations and Gender Equality.
TED talk: A Healthier Future by Investing in the best Start in Life.
Why we need upstream approaches to prevent domestic violence.
The first 1000 days and COVID (Newspaper article in Dutch, paywall)
The power of starting prenatally.
Summer course on DOHaD and SDGs.
Symposium for parents, professionals and policymakers.
Journalistic article in De Correspondent (Dutch): How poverty reduces your potential.
Journalistic article in Vrij Nederland (Dutch): What air pollution means for the health of current and future generations
Book (Dutch): Gelijk Goed Beginnen (Get off to a Good Start)
Book (Dutch): De Eerste 1000 Dagen (The First 1000 Days)
Book (Dutch): Baby's van de Hongerwinter (Baby’s of the Dutch Famine)
Gender equality as foundations for health
Article in the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant (paywall): How could historical studies help future generations?
Article in the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad (paywall): The importance of the first 1000 days